§ CAPTAIN M'CALMONT (Antrim, E.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether a memorial has been presented to the Irish Executive for the remission of sentences of twelve months' imprisonment passed on two men named O'Brien, at the Winter Wicklow Assizes, for having waylaid and badly beaten a carman named James Dunne, who was boycotted for driving the police; whether, after the trial at Wicklow, a hay-rick, the property of James Dunne, was maliciously burnt; and, whether it is the intention of the Executive to accede to the prayer of the memorial?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Mr. JOHN MORLEY) (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
, in reply, said, the memorial was under the consideration of the Government. It was a fact that a hayrick, the property of Dunne, had been burned, and Dunne had announced his intention to seek compensation; but he attributed the act to no one in particular.